Aulani: A Celebration of Hawaiian Culture and Tradition Infused With Disney Magic

Aloha! Calling all adventurers, sun-seekers, and families craving an unforgettable vacation. Pack your pareos and plumerias, because today we’re whisking you away to paradise: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa! Nestled on the golden shores of Ko Olina, Oahu, Aulani isn’t just a resort – it’s a captivating gateway to the heart and soul of Hawai’i.

At Aulani, you will immerse yourself in a vibrant culture. Aulani’s very name, meaning “messenger of a chief,” embodies the spirit of aloha. As you step through the grand, canoe-inspired lobby, you’ll be greeted by the warmth of Hawaiian smiles and the murmurs of enchanting ukuleles. Every detail, from the hand-painted murals to the intricately carved woodwork, whispers tales of ancient legends and island traditions.

Don’t Just Watch the Culture, Learn to be Part of it

Don a flower lei and learn the graceful art of hula dancing. Craft your own fragrant plumeria lei, a cherished token of friendship and love. Join Aunty, the beloved storyteller, and embark on a captivating journey through Hawaiian myths and folklore. At Aulani, cultural experiences blossom around every corner.

If Moana taught us anything it is that the spirit of adventure is as much a part of island spirit as the delicious pineapples and lovely plumeria that grow here. Be a part of the adventure, dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Ko Olina lagoons, explore lush tropical gardens teeming with vibrant life, or conquer the thrilling water slides at the epic Kapolei Pool. Let the rhythm of the waves guide you as you try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding or catch the perfect wave with surf lessons. Aulani’s playground stretches far beyond the sand, with snorkeling, scavenger hunts, and even encounters with beloved Disney characters to add a touch of pixie dust to your island adventure.

Savor the island’s delicious cuisines, a true melting pot of ethnic dishes, with a uniquely Hawaiian twist. At Aulani you can try the traditional kalua pig and fresh island fish to island favorites, loco moco, poke and shave ice. And we can’t talk about island cuisine without mentioning the captivating Ka Wa’a Lu’au. Witness mesmerizing fire knife dancers, be entranced by the haunting melody of the ‘oli kelo (chant), and indulge in a delicious buffet beneath the starry sky – a spectacle that will etch itself into your heart and have you longing to return to the islands.

The memories forged within these magical grounds linger long after the sun sets over the Pacific, creating a magnetic pull that beckons you to return. Aulani is not just a place you visit; it’s a place that becomes a part of you, ensuring that the desire to return is not merely a wish but a heartfelt longing for the magic that can only be found in the heart of Hawaii.

Updated: 10 FEB 2024

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